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One of few trunk bags in its size range,
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This review is from: XLC Rear Rack Trunk Bag, Silver/Black
This bag filled its role well as a medium-sized trunk bag that holds everything I need it to. Among the things I used it to carry included a spare tube, patch kit, collapsible toolkit, pocket knife, tire irons, cable lock, headlamp, pressure gauge, a small first-aid kit, along with numerous other small items. With all these items packed, I still had room for an SLR-sized camera. It also has a pocket under the lid that is big enough to hold any cell phone. Each of the outer pockets closes with two zippers, making them easy to open while on the road. The bag has a rear loop for attaching a tail light and six velcro straps with plenty of slack for securing it to a rear rack. It didn't shift or rattle while riding. The main body of the bag is quite rigid, but contains a thin foam, and so has a fair amount of flexibility. The side pockets aren't rigid, so have plenty of give. Lots of additional items could be stuffed into them, although I didn't push them to their limits. If you need to carry even more, the top lid has an elastic cord which can be securely tightened. The pockets are covered with a shiny, silvery fabric and each has a reflective silver strip of fabric, with a logo patch made of the same reflective material only on the left pocket. Overall, the bag is quite attractive. I chose this bag mainly because it is one of only a few of its size. Most other trunk bags are considerably larger and bulkier. My only disappointment so far occurred when I first unboxed the bag and discovered that one of the shoulder strap loops was completely detached on one end. Repairing it was rather difficult, since I had to remove the rigid plastic insert in the lid and stitch around the pocket that held it. Hopefully, this defect is a rarity. Assuming I'm right, I would recommend it.